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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910


Blackboard 9 Student Tutorial Course


To help prepare students to be successful in online courses, College of Southern Maryland offers an online Blackboard 9 tutorial. The Blackboard 9 Student Tutorial Course will provide step-by-step instructions needed to use many of the tools and features you’ll find in an online course. The has been created for  you to experience what it’s like to be in a web-based course.

You have access to the Bb9 Student Tutorial which is located at:
username: demostudent
password:  student

Assistance with Blackboard 9

Blackboard Learn 9.1 offers significant enhancements in the functionality as well as interface design to the users. The following Tip Sheets will be helpful to faculty using Bb9.1. We are sure you will have a good learning experience with this new Blackboard 9.1. To assist you along the way we have created resources to help you succeed in your online course:

  • Getting Started: This site is designed to make your online experience better by providing you with the resources, information and activities that will help you succeed online.
  • Are you prepared to take online courses at CSM? SmarterMeasure is a quick survey that identifies levels of student readiness for online learning. You will be asked questions on topics, such as "how well you can use a computer," "how motivated, organized, and self-directed you are, "and "how you prefer to learn new information." For more information and to take the quick survey visit SmarterMeasure.

  • Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for Students. Up to date short video tutorials on all the tools to help student succeed in Blackboard.   

  • For technical issues within the Blackboard course, please e-mail Joel Kinison, Instructional Technology Coordinator at or Ryan Baione, Instructional Technology Assistant at
  • For login issues with the Blackboard course, please contact the Help Desk at 301-934-2251 ext 4357 for phone support.